Micetalk - - Editorial -

Dear Reader,

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial in­cen­tive trips are here to stay! They serve as the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ees to bond with col­leagues while dis­cov­er­ing new des­ti­na­tions, cul­tures, and cuisines. In­cen­tives help keep em­ploy­ees mo­ti­vated, adding fresh­ness and zest to their ideas. But, how do you get the right an­swer to the per­pet­ual ques­tion of where to go? While bud­get tops the list of im­por­tant in­flu­encers, con­nec­tiv­ity, ho­tel fa­cil­i­ties, visa pro­cesses, language bar­ri­ers, and vege­tar­ian food op­tions are not far be­hind. In­dia has plenty to of­fer, but its South­east Asian neigh­bours are equally well-equipped. An added ad­van­tage that the lat­ter holds is the ‘brag fac­tor’ that comes with a for­eign trip.

South­east Asia, for cen­turies, has been at the cross­roads of trade routes be­tween In­dia and China as well as the Far East and Europe. Wel­com­ing and in­ter­act­ing with over­seas vis­i­tors has been part of the so­cial fab­ric of the re­gion for gen­er­a­tions and this has grown fur­ther in the dif­fer­ent op­tions it of­fers for MiCE. In our fea­ture, we an­a­lyse the pros and cons of both choices.

An im­por­tant seg­ment that fu­els the busi­ness of MiCE is that of cor­po­rates. Dif­fer­ent cor­po­rates have dif­fer­ent ex­pec­ta­tions from an in­cen­tive or an event, and that’s where the catch lies. It be­comes in­creas­ingly es­sen­tial for MiCE agents to de­liver on each re­quire­ment of the cor­po­rate client or risk the chance of los­ing the big bucks! Cre­ativ­ity, in­no­va­tion, and the will to go the ex­tra mile for a client can seal a deal, es­pe­cially for ven­dors like ho­tels and air­lines. Through this edi­tion, we try and un­cover what cor­po­rates re­ally look for and how best to please them.

We also delve on so­cial etiquette at in­ter­na­tional events. Our coun­sel­lor, Shivani Misri Sad­hoo, shares some tips on how best to con­duct one­self at an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence or event. In a dif­fer­ent sec­tion, Shi­tal Kakkar Mehra, our etiquette ex­pert, gives us quick point­ers on drink­ing wine with style at so­cial gath­er­ings and not be­ing hes­i­tant while se­lect­ing and or­der­ing.

Keep read­ing and giv­ing your feed­back to us at: micetalk@ddppl.com

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